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Enter your dish to win at the Greens Cook-off and Fried Green Tomato Festival

The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market hosts its annual Greens Cook-off and Fried Green Tomato Festival from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday October 12 at Gerald R Ford School, Madison Avenue just south of Franklin Street.
Ms. Arlene Davis with her winning 2011 greens dish.

Ms. Arlene Davis with her winning 2011 greens dish. /Stelle Slootmaker

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Free Green Tomato Recipe Book

Our Kitchen Table and the Kent County Health Department have revised the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market Green Tomato Recipe Book. The 28-page booklet offers 34 green tomato recipes in five categories: fried green tomatoes, appetizers, main dishes, condiments and desserts. Market patrons are welcome to a free copy!

In addition to the original 34 recipes from the its first edition, the revised cook booklet includes a recipe for vegan fried green tomatoes provided by chef and author of Vegan Soul Kitchen, Bryant Terry, as well as a recipe for delicious Green Tomato Cake shared by local chef and market supporter, Nancy Rutledge. Download a .pdf of the cook booklet at http://oktable.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/green-tomato-recipe-book.pdf.

/Our Kitchen Table

/Our Kitchen Table

The Southeast Area Farmer’s Market hosts its annual Greens Cook-off and Fried Green Tomato Festival from 12 to 2 p.m.  Saturday October 12 at Gerald R Ford School, Madison Avenue just south of Franklin Street. Do you have a delicious family collard or turnip greens recipe? Are your fried green tomatoes as good as your granny’s? Enter to win! Our local celebrity judges will taste and evaluate the dishes for taste, texture, nutritional content, presentation and wow factor.

You don’t have to register ahead of time. Simply bring your dish to the designated table at the farmers’ market and register on site. Our Kitchen Table (OKT) will present prizes for first place, second place and honorable mention in two categories, greens and green tomatoes, at the market on Saturday October 19.

Even if you don’t enter the contest, stop by to watch cooking demos and sample delicious greens and green tomato dishes. In addition, OKT will hand out free green tomato cookbooks and recipe cards. For information on the Greens Cook-off and Fried Green Tomato Festival, email [email protected] or call 616-206-3641.

The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market is open Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. at Garfield Park, Madison Avenue and Burton Street, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Gerald R Ford School, Madison Avenue and Franklin Street.

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